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By The Publisher On Thursday, July 7th, 2022
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Prime Minister Jacobs not concerned: “I think we still have a majority”

PHILIPSBURG — The National Alliance-United People’s party governing coalition continues discussions with members of parliament about their willingness to leave the opposition benches. But Prime Minister More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, July 6th, 2022
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Minister Ottley wants to make EHAS more effective

PHILIPSBURG — Starting on August 1, vaccinated travelers to St. Maarten will be able to get pre-approval for entering the country by using EHAS (Electronic Health Authorization System), Public Health Minister More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, July 5th, 2022
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Rebellious casino-dealer gets royal compensation

PHILIPSBURG — A 59-year old casino-dealer with a rather checkered work-history gets more than 100,000 guilders gross from her now former employer as compensation for the termination of her labor contract, More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, July 5th, 2022
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MP Wescot-Williams vents frustration about political shenanigans

PHILIPSBURG — United Democrats-MP Sarah Wescot-Williams vented her frustration about recent political developments in a press statement that suggested the appointment of a professional as the new minister More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, July 5th, 2022
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Audit Chamber doubts whether lowering rental costs is feasible

PHILIPSBURG — “We question if the goals set forth in the country package are realistic,” the General Audit Chamber states in its audit on the possibilities of rent reduction for government. Prime Minister More...

By The Publisher On Monday, July 4th, 2022
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Zebec claims over Dutch Village in courts now

~ Defense lawyers to present case September 6 ~ PHILIPSBURG -- Real estate developer Zebec was in court on Wednesday with its demand of $97 million in compensation from the Harbor Group of Companies and others More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, July 3rd, 2022
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Local dancing queen Eliane Berwers off to Dance Theater of Harlem

PHILIPSBURG — Eliane Berwers has left the island of St. Maarten for a three-week summer intensive program of the Dance Theater of Harlem in New York this month. Not only due to the 15-year old’s determination More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, July 3rd, 2022
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Minister Doran ducks PFP-motion of no confidence

PHILIPSBURG — The Party for Progress hit a brick wall during last week’s Parliament meeting about the Ombudsman-report that details everything that went wrong with the tender for solid waste collection More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 28th, 2022
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Ombudsman: Garbage collection-tender was not fair and not transparent

PHILIPSBURG — The public tender for the collection of solid waste for the period 2021-2026 was “neither fair nor transparent,” the office of the Ombudsman concludes in a report about its systemic More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 28th, 2022
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Theo Heyliger even deeper involved in Port activities (Part 2)

PHILIPSBURG — The involvement of former minister and former parliamentarian Theo Heyliger in the import of goods at the port goes even deeper than previously described in our article ‘How Heyliger delivered More...